International, Inc., perennial mas band winners in the
Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, is
celebrating its 36th anniversary.
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On behalf of Sesame Flyers, I would like to extend a warm Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in our community. We also want to say Happy Mother’s Day to every woman, who is like a mother of which we have many in the Sesame Flyers Family. Thank you for all the hard work you do day in and day out to serve our young people and raise them to be strong, confident, and successful citizens. Additionally, we acknowledge all the mothers who are no longer with us whose loving contributions stay close to our hearts.
This edition of the
Newsletter we were recognized for our 36 commitment to our community
as featured in
Caribbean Life, on
Levy’s Caribbean Fever segment
(click to listen)
UrbanBuzz Magazine .
We are also dedicating this edition to those women who nurture and
hold up in the journey of life. The theme of nurturing can be seen
from the success we have with our kids in our preventive foster care
program, to young adults learning about Caribbean designs all the
way to highlighting a young adult employee in our programs. I
believe you will be touched and moved by the inspiring work that is
happening here at Sesame Flyers.
month’s newsletter submission is a very different type of employee
spotlight. As the employee isn’t directly one of ours but is
certainly a part of the Sesame Flyers Family and lends proof to how
important it is to continue to do what we do in and for the
community. On a random Wednesday afternoon 211 received a visit from
our Executive Director , Deputy Executive Director and our Director
of Program Operations and upon entering the building had to sign in
at the security desk with school safety. Luck would have it he
remembered our Deputy ED Ms. Judith Faison and immediately reminded
her that his first job ever was with her through the Summer Youth
Employment program. In his own words he says the following...
Sesame Flyers partnered with Nike by Design and welcomed current and recently graduating college design students! These talented young people came all the way from California and designed their very own pair of Nikes - Sesame Carnival style.
The class was lead by our own Aisha Carr, Director of Program
Operations. This is was great opportunity to share the pride of our
Caribbean Heritage and expose young people to something new.!
The C.M. case was referred to Sesame Flyers International, Inc., Center for Family Support program, due to excessive corporal punishment.
A foster parent to the subject child met his current mate, they had a child, and they started living together as a family unit with both children. It was hard for the paramour to adjust and create a relationship with the subject child. Furthermore, the paramour was jealous of the relationship that the subject child shared with her foster parent. Consequently, the paramour began to take out her frustrations on the child through the use of excessive corporal punishment. An SCR (State Central Registry) case was called in. The child had sustained a scar to her face. Both parents were recommended to take anger management and parenting classes. They initially refused and mentioned that they didn’t see the need for the class. However, after 2 and a half months, the case planner was finally able to get the parents to take the recommended classes.
The case planner observed that the foster parent and paramour’s
behavior toward the child has since changed. Both children have
decreased their sibling rivalry. In addition, the child’s behavior
and performance has improved in school. The case is successful
because the parents became receptive to the referred services,
practiced what they were being taught by adjusting their behavior
positively in the home and continue to make great strides with
service plan completion. The case is on target with being
successfully closed within a few months.
Under the direction of our arts & crafts connoisseur, Ms. Dixon, Lighthouse participants are getting ready for Mother’s Day! Their mothers will be receiving a myriad of cards, fans, paintings & flowers all handmade.
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Lighthouse will be raffling Mother’s
Day baskets as well. Make sure to stop by and purchase your ticket
for a chance to win!
Life`s a journey
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